Exodus 22.2 – Quote of the Day

Home carry (courtesy thetruthaboutguns.com)

“If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed.” – Exodus 22.2 quoted by Regis Giles in her book How not to be a #MeToo victim, but a #WarriorChick

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  1. avatar No one of consequence says:

    Castle doctrine, no duty to retreat.

    Oldies but goodies.

    1. avatar Art out West says:

      You are right about castle doctrine, no duty to retreat.

      On a side note, I’m tired of this whole “princess warrior chick” nonsense.

      How about this? Women are people, and have a fundamental right to defend themselves just like anybody else.

      We don’t all have to be super badass airborne ninja seals. It is ok to be a simple armed citizen that is willing and able to protect oneself.

  2. avatar JR says:

    Exodus 22:18 – Do not allow a sorceress to live.

    Its pretty stupid to take advice from exodus.

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      Pretty sure that your quote is fairly good advice.

    2. avatar Zeke says:

      …unless she’s a sexy sorceress! Like Helen Mirren in Excalibur.

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        I tend to agree with the Good Book, but you make a strong point.

      2. avatar pwrserge says:

        Does anybody else smell Heresy?

        1. avatar Zeke says:

          No, but I bet Helen Mirren smells fantastic! 🙂

        2. avatar John in AK says:

          I am ashamed to do this, as I think that Dame Helen is still a dish, but to answer your unspoken question about how she might smell, I give you this:

          What do old ladies smell like? “Depends. . . “

        3. avatar Zeke says:

          How dare you impugn the idealized, eternally-desirable Dame Helen of my imagination with your urine-soaked-adult-diaper pessimism!

          Besides, sexy sorceresses always smell good. Y’know, from all the incense, and candles, and cauldrons, and what-not.

        4. avatar samuraichatter says:

          I smell heresy but sometimes you need friends you can share your deepest darkest heresies with 🙂

          And if you can’t kill a witch who can you kill?

          If we are going to commit heresy and lust than I recommend Regina from “Once Upon A Time”

          http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843230/mediaviewer/rm1798898432

          I never thought I would write “dominatrix” and “birth’n hips” in the same sentence but there it is.

    3. avatar auldzalt says:

      From the original Aramaic The admonishent is not to let a poisiner live.

      1. avatar Art out West says:

        Exodus was originally written in Hebrew, not Aramaic.

        1. avatar TX_Lawyer says:

          His point is correct, though his language is wrong. I looked it up once. The word translated as sorceress could be translated as “practitioner of harmful magic,” “poisoner,” or, in modern terms “evil psychiatrist” or “drug dealer.”

          I believe the sorceress language comes from the King Henry translation when Europe was all about burning witches, but I haven’t researched that myself, so I’m not sure.

          Either way, it isn’t terrible advice.

    4. avatar Sgt Bill says:

      I will take advice from the Bible any day over the worldly advice given through our schools and media. You know who else is a sorceress? Hillary and her Podesta brother friends. Hillary claimed she engaged in divination when she was first lady and would speak to the departed soul of Eleanor Roosevelt. And the Podesta brothers, they engage in “spirit cooking” (you can look that up). Yeah, I like Exodus.

      1. avatar JR says:

        And Ronald and Nancy Reagan followed astrology

        Stupidity of that sort comes in all political flavors

    5. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

      So you’re saying that an antiquated publication should be dismissed wholesale because some sections may no longer be relevant in our modern world?

      I’m thinking of the Constitution, of course, particularly the sections on quartering of soldiers and the issue of letters of marque and reprisal. Since we’re throwing the baby out with the Biblical bath water here, can anyone think of another outdated element of the Constitution, some relic of a bygone era, that sticks out as anachronistic? Anyone?

      Hmmm….maybe I’ll take a poll in Parkland and see what turns up. Thanks, JR!

    6. avatar Nick says:

      I mean, Hillary could be considered a modern day sorceress. Still disagree?

  3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I like her style.

  4. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    If someone dies from a result of an illegal act. I’d have a clear conscience.

  5. avatar don says:

    If someone is forcibly entering your home they probably are up to no good and are targeting you. Targeting them back would be self-defense.

  6. avatar Truth says:

    but if it happens after sunrise, the defender is GUILTY of bloodshed “Anyone who steals must certainly make restitution, but if they have nothing, they must be sold to pay for their theft.
    Exodus 22:3
    Get it right people.

    1. avatar Jon says:

      Context. Context. Context.

      The spirit (intent) of the law did not allow bloodshed after sunrise because it was daytime. Generally speaking, in daytime, one can see his target, call for help (which neighbors were obligated to quickly provide) and as a group use hand to hand combat to stop the thief. All families during that time were armed (many were veterans of the fending off raiding parties while wondering the desert.)

      At night during this time period, effective interior and exterior lighting did not exist. Targets were very hard to identify in the dark. Hand to hand combat is not only dangerous but often lonely. Deadly force was authorized because help from neighbors may not come quickly enough.

      Now if the thief escalates from stealing to attempted murder or assault, exodus has other sections that deal with this.

      Furthermore, notice the harsh punishment for offenders. The punishment of forced servitude is severe enough to make most career criminals rethink their career choice.

    2. avatar Martin B says:

      And this would explain the huge numbers of giant prisons in the flyover states, as large corporations have indeed “bought” the thieves imprisoned by the states, to warehouse them as cheaply as possible. However, they are not extracting maximum value from these prisoner/slaves, as they still possess valuable organs which rich old people need. Nor are they being worked sufficiently in salt or coal mines, or other places where muscle can be put to good use. Wasting away in a jail cell is neither useful to the inmate nor obedience to the Word of the Lord. But once the value of their theft has been repaid, the implication is that they shall be set free. That doesn’t happen too often.

  7. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Does anyone have the link of Ian from ‘Forgotten Weapons’ doing his Christ ‘Book Of’ impersonation?

      1. avatar Martin B says:

        Thus saith the Lord. And so shall it be.

  8. avatar Shire-man says:

    If the bibble ain’t your thing Paladin often said the same when called out of the Carlton.

  9. avatar MamaLiberty says:

    I’m trying to figure out how that woman could draw that gigantic gun from that position… especially without muzzling herself or those around her. Does she actually carry it that way? And, furthermore, why?

    1. avatar Zeke says:

      *Really* short forearms.

    2. avatar auldzalt says:

      I’m 5’2″ and carry my 1911 IWB at 4 o-clock. No problems.

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        As do I, but that’s very different from this position. IWB puts the handle of the gun farther down in your waist than this revolver is at the start of the draw. Plus the traditional 4 o’clock position is just behind the hip, a little farther forward than her’s is. If I reach back and put my right thumb on the crest of my right hip, my fingers naturally fall on the grip of my 1911. I don’t think that’s the case here.
        I’m with ML, I can’t see how she could actually draw this revolver from this position without difficulty, the grip is already above the bend in her lower back.
        Then again, it’s just a pic, and not necessarily showing anything other than a revolver in a holster.

        1. avatar TrappedInCommiefornia says:

          If she leans forward a little while drawing I think it’s doable, but that makes for an awkward draw. Only other thing I can think is if she is very flexible it wouldn’t be an uncomfortable draw, but it’d still be very slow. I’m going to go with this is more of a photo shoot thing than a carry to shoot thing.

        2. avatar TheUnspoken says:

          That is her back up gun, as she peers stoically through the blinds she actually has an mp7 in her right hand, clutched to her chest. Or is it an LMT 40mm shorty grenade launcher?

  10. avatar former water walker says:

    Sounds right to me…in reality young thugs pounding on my door at night pushed me into gun ownership.

  11. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    I applaud author Regis Giles telling women that there is more to not being a “#MeToo Victim” than wearing a pink “Pussyhat”.

  12. avatar Joe R. says:

    Posts Disappearing

  13. avatar Southern Cross says:

    Criminals or Outlaws, because they are outside the law, should regard death or injury as a result of their actions as an expected outcome and deserve no protection or compensation under the law.

  14. avatar sound awake says:

    Nehemiah 4 New International Version (NIV)

    Opposition to the Rebuilding

    4 [a]When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?”

    3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, “What they are building—even a fox climbing up on it would break down their wall of stones!”

    4 Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity. 5 Do not cover up their guilt or blot out their sins from your sight, for they have thrown insults in the face of[b] the builders.

    6 So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.

    7 But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the people of Ashdod heard that the repairs to Jerusalem’s walls had gone ahead and that the gaps were being closed, they were very angry. 8 They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it. 9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

    10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.”

    11 Also our enemies said, “Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work.”

    12 Then the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times over, “Wherever you turn, they will attack us.”

    13 Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows. 14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”

    15 When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work.

    16 From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah 17 who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, 18 and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me.

    19 Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. 20 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!”

    21 So we continued the work with half the men holding spears, from the first light of dawn till the stars came out. 22 At that time I also said to the people, “Have every man and his helper stay inside Jerusalem at night, so they can serve us as guards by night and as workers by day.” 23 Neither I nor my brothers nor my men nor the guards with me took off our clothes; each had his weapon, even when he went for water.[c]

  15. avatar MamaLiberty says:

    So, Trump’s idiot “wall” is not anything new.

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